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To register a birth


To register a birth

To register a birth


  • please fill out the application form (named "Application form to register a Birth Certificate" - click here) (form must be signed by both parents);
  • attach a full birth certificate (long form) in original (not photocopies) completed with the ‘’Apostille’’ (click here);
  • attach a photocopy of both parents’ valid ID;
  • for those parents who have not registered their marriage in Italy – please attach also your original marriage certificate (please follow instructions provided in the ‘Marriage Certificates Registration’ Section – see following pages); (please send only a photocopy of your marriage certificate, if already registered in Italy or if you got married in Italy);
  • IMPORTANT: please be informed also that in case of a birth occurring in a foreign country other than the United Kingdom, you must obtain a proper legalisation and translation for your birth certificate. Said legalisation and translation can be provided only by the appropriate Italian Consulate or Embassy located in the relevant country (for instance : Ghana - Embassy of Italy in Accra);
  • please send all the above documentation to :


32 Melvile Street

Edinburgh EH3 7HA


Please be informed that in case of incorrect or incomplete documentation, your application will not be processed.

If the documentation is complete and correct and the application can be processed, please be aware that ORIGINAL certificates will not be returned.


NOTICE: please be informed that in case of incomplete or incorrect documentation, your birth certificate registration will not be processed. This Consulate General shall return the documentation.